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New Mexicana” singer-songwriter Boris McCutcheon and The Salt Licks haven’t just been sittin’ pretty racking up musical accolades. They’re releasing their seventh studio album, Might Crash, this month amid a busy schedule of two-steppin’ gigs.
The folk troubadour and off-the-grid farmer was just named a regional finalist in the prestigious Mountain Stage New Song contest, and has a shot at the national award at Lincoln Center this month.
With his band The Salt Licks—Brett Davis on guitar and banjo, Susan Hyde Holmes on bass, Paul Groetzinger on drums, and Kevin Zoernig on keyboards—McCutcheon made a name for himself at the top of the Euro Americana charts with his first two albums. Nowadays his reverential and whimsical observations from everyday life are growing an equal following in his adopted home at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo range. Catch Boris and his crew Nov. 15 and 16 at La Fiesta Lounge, and just try to keep your toes from tapping!
A New Mexican favorite for more than 40 years, Twin Peaks candies are one of the specialties of Senor Murphy Candymaker. Savor the heavenly combination of two roasted almonds snuggled together in a bed of creamy caramel, blanketed halfway with rich dark chocolate—all made by hand, the old-fashioned way, right here in Santa Fe. Share our special confections with someone special, and you’ll taste why Twin Peaks are considered the pinnacle of perfection!
Serious fans of ancient earth treasures at Mama’s Minerals have their own Michelangelo in Claude Ben David. The Canadian artist cleans, excavates, and assembles ammonites—the distinctive spiral fossils dating from 400 million years ago—and pairs them, in this case on a base of Turritella shell. “He’s an amazing artist,” says shop manager Heather Larson. “He takes what someone does in a scientific manner, bringing out the natural beauty, and takes it one step further.” Mama’s also carries polished ammonites sculpted only by Mother Nature.
Santa Fe artist Mary Beth Pizzoli paints miniature canvases for La Fonda’s Gift Shop, offering original art at a surprisingly affordable price. Pizzoli’s intimate Southwest landscapes capture the magic of New Mexican light, a slice of which can brighten any corner of your home. Check The Gift Shop for a range of original artwork from textiles to ceramics—all small enough to pack, large enough to hold memories.
Yield 2 Cups
1 cup dried cranberries, steeped in 2 cups cranberry juice
1 cup roasted hatch green chile, small diced
¼ cup red onion, small diced
¼ cup dark molasses
½ tablespoon cumin
1 star anise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ cup cornstarch slurry
salt and white pepper
1) Bring all ingredients (except for the cornstarch slurry) to a boil, turn down
to low simmer and simmer for 20 minutes.
2) Add cornstarch slurry until lightly thickened
Everyone knows the wonderful smoky aroma that announces fall in New Mexico, with the roasting of the latest chile harvest filling the air. This annual rite also brings fresh inspiration to the pantries of our local chefs—and La Plazuela’s award-winning Lane Warner is no exception.
Fall into Santa Fe! Plan your New Mexico adventure now. Book ahead and receive special advanced purchase rates. Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing escape, or a day of mountain trekking — Santa Fe is the perfect place for both!